Rev. Francis J. Blood, OSFS

First Profession:
January 29, 1959

Final Profession:
May 3, 1964

Ordination:
May 27, 1972

Ministries:
Activities Director, Northeast Catholic High School; Admissions Staff, DeSales University; Faculty, Bishop McDevit High School; Director of Pastoral Care, St. Francis Hospital; Faculty/School Minister, Father Lopez High School; Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Cecilia; Academic Dean, De Sales Hall; Chaplain, Cooper Medical Center; Senior Priest, Immaculate Conception.

Present Ministry:
Senior Priest — Immaculate Conception Parish — Diocese of Wilmington

Personality by Pixels

How did you know you were called to your vocation?
Hard work and hard prayer.

Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Rev. John Gavin, OSFS and Rev. William Fisher, OSFS.

What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
Good health and a variety of ministries.

What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?
Keeping our focus on the poor.

What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
Feeding the hungry.

How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
 Pope Francis and his weekly sermons.

What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
 The Samaritan Woman.

What is one skill you wish you had?
Music, music, music.